Before you register for JAMB UTME, there are one or two avoidable mistakes you need to know about and make sure you don’t repeat that same mistakes. Unfortunately, every JAMB year, some candidates make those mistakes.
The aim of this post is to point out those little mistakes that can result in a big issue later for JAMB candidates.
Inconsistency in names
Your names suppose to, is expected to, and should be consistent across all your credentials. This applies also to the spelling of your names. For example, the Igbo surname Okafor and Okafo mean the same to someone who understands Igbo language, but in official documents, they mean two different names and should be corrected.
Every year, some JAMB candidates have issues of inconsistent names. So, make sure that you use the same name you have been using for your formal stuff during JAMB registration. Crosscheck the spellings and make sure everything is correct.
Choosing the wrong course
Although rarely happens, some people end up applying for the course they do not wish to apply for. Before you apply for a course, make sure you know the title the school of your choice gave the program.
For example, computer science and computer engineering are usually two different courses! Most schools have computer science as a physical science course and computer engineering as an engineering course. So, make sure you choose the correct course you intend to apply for.
Errors in the information supplied
Apart from the two mentioned above, other common issues are errors in information like the candidate’s state of origin (some people enter their state of residence which may not be their state of origin), contact details, email address, etc.
Also, try and be there when you are being registered for JAMB. Some people fill in their details and drop it at cyber cafe or CBT center and most mistakes come from guys at JAMB registrations centers, and this happens when the candidate is not there to crosscheck every information entered and options selected. Be present and see that all are correct.
Please share this info. Good luck with your JAMB exam.